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Ambulence-like sound when Thinkpad T400's battery is running out of power

When my Thinkpad T400 is on its battery and its battery running out of power, there is ambulence-like sound. I wonder how to eliminate the annoying sound? Is there a setting in BIOS? My OS is Ubuntu ...
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How to perform a hard reset on Thinkpad's BIOS settings?

I have a Thinkpad T420 on which I mistakenly changed the BIOS settings to "use discrete graphics" from "NVIDIA Optimus". Now whenever I turn on the system, the LED's blink and the computer restarts ...
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Hardware reset of ThinkPad T520 BIOS for misconfiguration

Long story short, I fried up my nVIDIA video card on the Lenovo ThinkPad T520 and did a stupid setting in BIOS to force to use that video card. Without surprise the screen is black when I boot the ...
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How to get past Thinkpad T530 PXE prompt to BIOS setup?

How do I get to the Thinkpad T530 BIOS setup? As the laptop turns on I press ENTER when prompted, then press F1 when prompted, but that takes me to the Intel PXE prompt. If I hit CTRL-S I get into the ...
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Correcting inaccurate DMI data

I bought a refurbished Thinkpad T410 which has the incorrect Product, Verion and Serial number entered in the DMI data. I installed a new OEM disk of Windows 7 Pro. While installing the Thinkpad ...
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Installing Windows 7 from USB on a Thinkpad T61

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional from USB 3.0 flashdrive, on a Thinkpad T61. The problem is, Thinkpads BIOS will not detect the flash drive as bootable medium, and won't allow to boot ...
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Should my Thinkpad X130e be able to charge an Android phone while turned off?

Having a shortage of power sockets, I wanted to charge my phone and my Thinkpad (X130e) by charging the notebook directly and the phone via USB. In the UEFI settings menu, I have enabled both "Always ...
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Burn bootable iso image to USB stick using dd: Won't boot (despite USB first in boot sequence)

I have installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 2732, and I must update the BIOS. On the Lenovo website, I am offered this: BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista ...
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Disappeared graphics card

I have a Lenovo T520 with two graphics cards, an nVidia quadro and an intel graphics card. I'm running a Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot. I can no longer find any trace of my intel graphics card. In ...
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Thinkpad L412 Fan not working and some fn keys as well

I have a problem with my laptop which is following : The cooling system had completely stopped working Some hot keys doesn't respond anymore (brightness, sound) First of all, I was thinking about ...
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How to remove the Supervisor BIOS password for an IBM ThinkPad

I lost my BIOS password for the IBM ThinkPad. This doesn't belong to the CMOS battery – I need to remove it from EEPROM. How can I remove it?
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ThinkPad W500 series using FireGL V5700 Graphics Card trouble setting it

I've recently needed to actually set the discrete graphics on my W500...Before it came with Vista and you could do the switchgraphics thingie...then I went to a Win 7 Professional and didn't even ...
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How to tell if my Lenovo T400 laptop is with or without IEEE 1394 models

My laptop is Lenovo T400. Its ThinkVantage Toolbox notified me that I have to deal with System Issues after Battery Drain. The link asked me to update my BIOS and Embedded Controller code, for which I ...
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How do I fix a computer with no functioning IO devices?

I have an old 2003 IBM Thinkpad my father in law wants to use as a netbook. However, he got it in some sort of "wiped" condition with only a basic install of XP. The DVD drive seems to have a ...